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cg_mike
03-23-2017, 05:33 PM
Had a bit of fun making a 360 pano in LightWave for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ProminenceGame/photos/a.405195357738.183403.98313792738/10154614389357739/?type=3&theater).

Got a message asking how to do it, so I made a quick and dirty tutorial for it.


https://youtu.be/ALW2640Hi0s

Have fun! :)

robertoortiz
04-13-2017, 02:03 PM
Had a bit of fun making a 360 pano in LightWave for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ProminenceGame/photos/a.405195357738.183403.98313792738/10154614389357739/?type=3&theater).

Got a message asking how to do it, so I made a quick and dirty tutorial for it.


https://youtu.be/ALW2640Hi0s

Have fun! :) Thanks!

Sensei
04-14-2017, 01:29 AM
Or you can use my old plugin Environment Baking Camera:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq5yRATeFms
It does not require any settings to be set by user.

DAMAKERS
04-16-2017, 10:31 PM
Hi, also discovered in PC (Windows), if [Right-Click] in the image file and look for properties, in the tab of details, scroll down the bar to the Camera deatils, can put the Camera maker and model to insert the metadata that FaceBook needs, i used as camera maker "Ricoh" and model "Ricoh Theta S" in an very old spherical image 1024 x 512 size and it worked, or was just luck ;)

cherishjoo
04-17-2017, 02:55 AM
It looks awesome!!!!

cg_mike
04-17-2017, 11:13 PM
Hi, also discovered in PC (Windows), if [Right-Click] in the image file and look for properties, in the tab of details, scroll down the bar to the Camera deatils, can put the Camera maker and model to insert the metadata that FaceBook needs, i used as camera maker "Ricoh" and model "Ricoh Theta S" in an very old spherical image 1024 x 512 size and it worked, or was just luck ;)

Confirmed!

Tested your method as follows:

1. Made a copy of the original jpg and then changed the camera maker and model as you described.
2. Uploaded the original JPG copy. Facebook perceived it as a normal photo.
3. Uploaded the original JPG copy with camera make & model tweaked via right-click -> Properties. Facebook perceived it as a 360 pano.

Great tip, Francisco. Thanks for sharing! :)

precedia
05-26-2017, 12:45 PM
I enjoyed your video tutorial. Good work.

I wrote a tutorial back in January 2017 on this very subject entitled, "Spheries in LightWave 3D: Creating a Google and Facebook Compatible Spheries in LightWave3D (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzaZYXMI9lcCZXZQQkpxLUw4TVE/view)". The tutorial references LightWave scene files but also Windows and OS X scripts that have a complete set of the exiftool parameters that can be set.

See this forum thread (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?152448-Spheries-in-LightWave-3D&highlight=spherie) for details and lots of examples.

I wrote a Medium.com article on spherie media that references LightWave and the above tutorial plus contains spherie photos, videos, and rendered images and animations.


Spherie: 360 Spherical Media Meets the Oxford English Dictionary (https://medium.com/@daniel.lanovaz/spherie-d0bb324279c3)

That article also references LightWave-related software called Ubercam and VRScientist (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?153427-VRScientist-Overview-video) by Chilton which people may also find useful.

Daniel

Paul_Boland
05-26-2017, 08:30 PM
This is all awesome stuff! Thanks very much!!

Question: Will this work on website pages too?

Stardust
05-27-2017, 07:14 PM
Confirmed!

Tested your method as follows:

1. Made a copy of the original jpg and then changed the camera maker and model as you described.
2. Uploaded the original JPG copy. Facebook perceived it as a normal photo.
3. Uploaded the original JPG copy with camera make & model tweaked via right-click -> Properties. Facebook perceived it as a 360 pano.

Great tip, Francisco. Thanks for sharing! :)


COMFIRMED: used a high res 6000 x 3000 - so far the easiest method! Thank you!!!!

shrox
05-27-2017, 08:11 PM
This is all awesome stuff! Thanks very much!!

Question: Will this work on website pages too?

Yes.

precedia
05-28-2017, 08:49 AM
Question: Will this work on website pages too?

Spheries can be embedded in a website page but with a little additional work in order to be able to navigate (pan around) the spherie.

Google makes available "VR View" (https://developers.google.com/vr/concepts/vrview). There are other website embedding components available on the market to embed your spheries with associated navigation tools.

For Medium.com articles like the Spherie (https://medium.com/@daniel.lanovaz/spherie-d0bb324279c3) article I wrote, the spherie hosting website Kuula.co and Medium.com work together (https://medium.com/@bartekd/embed-360-photos-on-medium-74cb87af9edc) seemlessly where you just have to type the Kuula post URI into your Medium.com article and magically your spherie appears inline. In the Spherie article scroll down to the section "Spherie Photography" to see the first embedding example.

For Medium embedding, while typing a new paragraph in your Medium article you just paste the Kuula URI like the following:


https://kuula.co/post/7lhWg

And everything is handled for you. There are several examples of this embedding in my Medium articles (https://medium.com/@daniel.lanovaz).

Cheers,
Daniel